This is my tenth A to Z Challenge. My first was in 2013, but I missed 2021. This April I am going through the alphabet using snippets about my family through the generations.

Pearl with an eggnog mustache, my mother, me posing with our goblets of eggnog about 1963.
eggnog recipe
.Detroit Free Press, 18 Dec 1977, Sun  •  Page 73 I can’t believe we used all that sugar!

This was the eggnog we drank during the Christmas/New Year holidays. I got the recipe from my mother. When I found it in the Newspaper, it is dated 1977. We were drinking it during the 1960s. I looked in my mother’s Women’s Home Companion Cookbook and found …

This recipe is what we must be drinking in these photos! There was no whisky or cognac brandy added.

Women’s Home Companion Cook Book page 95
My mother and me playing Stratego and drinking eggnog.
#AtoZChallenge 2023 letter U

20 thoughts on “U- ULTIMATE Eggnog

  1. The eggnog sounds delicious. I love the picture of you and your mom playing Straego. Such a great memory for you.

    1. We always got a new game for Christmas and my mother, my sister and I would play during Christmas break. I don’t remember my mother playing board games or cards with us any other time.

  2. Huh. I never thought about how, although you can only get egg nog at the store Christmastime, I COULD make it myself anytime I want. 🙂

    I have a new task for tonight!

  3. I love that you had investigate further to find the real recipe that was used since 1977 was too late to explain the photos. I’m glad you solved the mystery!

  4. Great photos! Three parts rum and one part whiskey — my kind of eggnog recipe! We drank eggnog at holiday time while decorating the tree, and it was the non-alcoholic version from the supermarket. But I like the spiked version — especially the one you can now get premixed at the liquor store.

    1. My paternal grandmother used to serve the grocery store kind. I was too young to have it spiked, if they were spiking for adults.

  5. We used to have eggnog as Advocaat the dutch version, which was bottled and available in the Uk like any liqueur. It was popular to make as a ‘snowball’ with lemonade and a cherry… but went out of fashion by the mid-70s!

    1. Yes. We used the first news clipping version minus the spirits. Before COVID anyway. Now we haven’t had the big gathering and buy it bottled from a local bakery. Not the same but probably healthier.

    1. Very generous with the calories and delicious. It seems like many of my favorite foods are like that. Especially holiday cakes and fruitcakes and eggnog. Sigh.

  6. Eggnog on a cold night would be yummy. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for hot Christmas days in Oz. We should try it some time when it’s cooler. Love your family photos.

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